marks opening of new £25k
roof at Burnham BAY Centre
brand new water-tight roof was formally opened at Burnham-On-Sea's
BAY Centre on Monday (August 5th).
to a joint £25,000 grant from Sedgemoor District Council
and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, the centre's old leaky
roof has been refurbished and is now in tip-top condition.
passed its first test when heavy rain fell just after the opening
ceremony, which was attended by Cllr Chris Williams, Mayor Martin
Cox, Jim Doreen and Warren Frape (BAY Centre maintenance team),
BAY centre Chair Julia Elswood, BAY Centre Booking Clerk Ian Jefferies
and the Chair of SDC, Cllr Peter Downing.
District Council granted £10,000 towards the upgrade while
the Town Council gave £15,000.
grant has been used to refurbish and upgrade the main roof of
the centre, which had been leaking for a couple of years,"
said a spokesman.
various repairs have been done by the volunteer maintenance team
over the years, a complete refurbishment was needed."
improve insulation, an environmentally-friendly, fleece-backed
rubber-bonded material was used. The upgraded insulation will
make the building much warmer for the many users. It will also
reduce heating costs and will help maintenance budgets."
BAY (Burnham Area Youth) Centre in Cassis Close was built in 1966
and its roof had suffered regular leaks during heavy rain.
centre provides a venue for a wide range of user groups as well
as a centre for young people.
include adults with learning disabilities, stroke club, camera
club, friendship and companionship group and carers support group
amongst many others.
Cllr Chris Williams, Mayor Martin Cox, Jim Doreen and Warren Frape
(BAY Centre maintenance team), BAY centre Chair Julia Elswood,
BAY Centre Booking Clerk Ian Jefferies and the Chair of SDC, Cllr
Peter Downing. Photo: Mike Lang BAY Centre Vice Chair